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July 2017 in Sports History

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 2 Home town underdog Jeff Horn upsets Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines on points in a highly controversial WBO welterweight title fight in Brisbane, Australia

  • Jul 2 Women's PGA Championship, Olympia Fields CC: American Danielle Kang scores her first professional win, 1 stroke ahead of defending champion Brooke Henderson of Canada
  • Jul 2 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Salem CC: Kenny Perry wins by 2 strokes ahead of Kirk Triplett for his 2nd US Senior title
  • Jul 5 Arsenal FC breaks club transfer record, paying about €53m for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette
  • Jul 8 British Lions tie 15-15 with New Zealand All Blacks in their 3rd rugby match to tie the series

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 9 English international footballer Wayne Rooney announces he will leave Manchester United after 13 years to rejoin his original club, Everton

English Footballer Wayne Rooney
English Footballer
Wayne Rooney
  • Jul 9 Thai amateur Atthaya Thitikul becomes youngest winner in a female professional golf event at 14 years, 4 months & 19 days at Ladies European Thailand Championship

Sport awardWimbledon Women's Tennis

Jul 15 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Garbiñe Muguruza of Spain beats Venus Williams 7-5, 6-0 for her 2nd Grand Slam title

Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams

Sport awardWimbledon Men's Tennis

Jul 16 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Marin Čilić 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 for a record 8th Wimbledon men's title

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
  • Jul 16 US Open Women's Golf, Trump National GC: Park Sung-hyun wins by 2 shots from fellow South Korean Choi Hye-jin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 16 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, Caves Valley GC: Scott McCarron wins his lone career major title by 1 stroke from Brandt Jobe and Germany's Bernhard Langer

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer
  • Jul 22 South African golfer Branden Grace records lowest round for a men's major championship - 62 in 3rd round at British Open, Royal Birkdale, England
  • Jul 23 104th Tour de France won by Chris Froome of Great Britain, his 4th win
  • Jul 23 Women's Cricket World Cup: England beat India by 9 runs in the final at Lords in London

Sport awardBritish Golf Open

Jul 23 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: American Jordan Spieth wins by 3 strokes from countryman Matt Kuchar

Professional Golfer Jordan Spieth
Professional Golfer
Jordan Spieth
  • Jul 30 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Royal Porthcawl: Bernhard Langer of Germany wins his 3rd Open Senior title by 3 shots from Corey Pavin
  • Jul 31 England cricket spin bowler Moeen Ali takes a hat-trick in 239 run 3rd Test win over South Africa; 100th Test match played at The Oval, London

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 2 Vladislav Rastorotsky, Soviet gymnastics coach, dies at 84
  • Jul 2 Tatiana Zatulovskaya, Israeli chess player (Women's Soviet Chess Championship 1960, 62, 63), dies at 81
  • Jul 4 Gene Conley, American MLB player and NBA player, dies at 86
  • Jul 6 Heinz Schneiter, Swiss football player and manager, dies at 82
  • Jul 12 Chuck Blazer [Charles Gordon Blazer], American soccer administrator, dies from colorectal cancer at 72
  • Jul 15 Babe Parilli, American football player, dies at 87
  • Jul 21 Peter Doohan, Australian professional tennis player, dies from motor neurone disease at 56
  • Jul 23 Mervyn Rose, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ships 1954, French C'ships 1958)), dies at 87
  • Jul 29 Lee May "The Big Bopper", American Major League Baseball 1st baseman, dies from pneumonia at 74